In a fortnight that has seen the UK press take quite a hammering, what with the justified hysteria surrounding the recent phone hacking scandals, it’s great to hear some good news come out of Fleet Street this morning for once. The fine broadsheet that is the Guardian is now available as a Kindle edition for e-reader owners.
Calling it “the best newspaper reading experience you can have on Kindle,” the Guardian are offering their digital edition as a 14-day free trial to first-time readers, beamed over Wi-Fi or 3G straight to reader’s Kindles by 6am every morning.
After that, it’s a £9.99 subscription fee per month, which when worked out against a 30-day month, equals a mere 33p per issue.
“This is the first of many mobile launches from Guardian News and Media over the next few months and comes at a time when we’re seeing tremendous growth on all our mobile platforms,” said the Guardian.
The Guardian are increasingly moving towards a “digital first” attitude when it comes to their news output, with Android and iPad app versions of the newspaper currently being tested. Currently, the mobile version of the Guardian website account for 10% of all the paper’s web traffic.
Click here for more info on the Kindle edition of the Guardian.